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Security forces raided the home of two suspected terrorists in Dagestan, killing both. One of the dead men was identified as "the bomber" Shakhrudin Askhabov, who was linked to attacks on police and local stores. Five suspected insurgents have been killed in Dagestan this week, and thousands of people were evacuated from a Dagestani village during a counterterrorism operation earlier in April.
Security forces looking for Islamist militants rounded up 140 Muslims, including 30 foreigners, from a Moscow prayer room; it was not clear whether they would be charged. Law enforcement personnel claimed that some of the detainees had joined the North Caucasus Islamist insurgency.
After a two-day gunbattle with militants in Dagestan's Untsukul district that killed three militants and wounded one security force member, an explosion near a school in Buinaksk killed one policeman and wounded three more. A checkpoint was also attacked.